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  1. jimmerz

    FC level.

    My FC is 15. CC 0. But during my OCLT I dropped 3. Water is clear CYA was 20 but I added stabilizer, hopefully getting it to 35. I believe my shock level was 10 but since I add CYA I'm not sure where that's at yet. Would it be safe to swim in currently? I'm at work, wife and kids want to...
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    Frustration with my filter...

    Good morning all. I opened my pool and it looked like a LAKE this year? Cover was on, I closed it clear. Either way, here is where I am at... After adding liquid chlorine and having it turn from black/green to Blue haze I am starting to get frustrated with my filter. I emptied and cleaned...
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    Chlorine levels coming down very slow.

    Hi All. I am about 1 week into opening my pool cleaning out leaves and getting my CYA/FC levels where they are. When I initially brought my CYA level to 50 and my FC were at 22 with 0 CC. Now a little over a week later and my FC is 10 and CYA 50 pool is in direct sunlight and no cover. I did...
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    Pool Pump Timers...

    I recently purchased this... Intermatic P1131 Portable 20 Amp Outdoor Timer Heavy-Duty Outdoor Timer I guess I should have paid more attention but I just figured a twist lock was a twict lock? It arrived and I was excited to install it, fairly simple. One problem, my twist lock is smaller...
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    What is this?

    I notice the water going into my pump, while off looks murky. When I turn the pump on, all that murky water blows into my pool for about 5 seconds, then all is clear. Almost like some DE is getting through? My water is clear and none of my numbers look off, just curious if anyone had and...
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    Tri-chlor Pucks question...

    Well, we MIGHT be leaving for a little vacation (5-7 days). I have been using the BBB method all year and for the most part my water has been sparkly clean and wonderful. I have a bucket full of pucks and since I am leaving I was looking for advice on how many I should put in my chlorinator...
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    Back washing?

    Do I need to add DE anytime I back wash? If so how much, if not then how often? Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
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    Is it ok to leave the solar cover on for days at a time

    Is it ok to leave the solar cover on for days at a time if not swimming much? I am still checking my chlorine and running my filter and all looks good but I have not removed the cover in several days. My wife was nervous and said we will grow algea, I told her as long as the chemistry was ok...
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    Just need some reassurance...(BBB method).

    Hi all. FC - 7 CC - 0 TA - 50 PH - 6.8 CYA - 40 Water is looking good. A little cold and not much swimming right now but according to the pool math i need to add about 141 ounces of baking soda? for my TA (which might also help my PH as well) What is the best way to add this and what is the...
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    Austin's pool tech shock

    Anyone else use this? It is $2.50/gallon at my local hardware store. Is it straight liquid chlorine? It didn't list any other additives... Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
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    Pool Pump question. (opening)

    Hi All. Well I am open. Water looks pretty good just need to vaccum a little. I have a question about my pump and pressure. It seems to be working just fine and will for several hours (as far as I know). But after an extended period of run time I notice my pool water is not moving around...
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    algea and balancing my pool.

    Ok. SO I have a 24' round AGP. Here are my numbers: 82 degrees water temp. 13.5 FC 0 CC 40 CYA 7.5 PH My wife wants to know if it is safe to swim in with the chlorine level being 13.5. Local pool store said no the level is too high? Thanks. I have been trying to figure this site out for...
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    Total Chlorine - 11 CC - 0

    Ok, we haven't been able to swim much lately but I have been running my filter for at least 6-10hours/day. I tested the water today because we want to swim and we have a few friends coming over tomorrow... FC - 11 CC - 0 TC - 11 CYA - 30 TA - 50 With the FC being 11, is that ok to swim in...
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    Water Level...HELP!

    Ok, so I am a new pool person. We just got hammered the last 2 days with rain, today was a BIG ONE. My water line was around halfway up the skimmer, but now it is almost completely covering the skimmer (maybe a 1/4" before it is covered. I shut the pump off, is there anything I need to be...
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    New pool filled and ready?

    Hello. I just got home from vacation and my pool is up and "ready". The filter is running and everything looks good. I have my TFTest kit in a box ready to open. Should I test my water now just to see what my readings are? My installer put 3, 3" pucks in my chlorinator for me. Any advice...
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    Miller's - Pittsburgh, PA

    Hello all. I recently found this site and have been reading a bunch of it so far. I am new to pools and pool maintenance so this has been very resourceful for me. There will generally be 3 of us using the pool from May-September, Me my wife and 4 year old daughter. We will be leaving for...
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    Not yet a pool owner - questions.

    Hi. We are looking to get a pool installed ASAP. We had to go through the whole HOA approval process and then we were able to proceed. We are looking at 2 or 3 different pools, but know very little about any of them. 1. Alpine Pools in Pittsburgh PA is one of the biggest local installers...